On October 22, 2020, we will gather to honor the 2020 Heroes of Character and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Character Council. These Heroes will be nominated by their peers as upstanding citizens and people of character, and represent the best of the Tri-State area. They will come from all over the region, from different backgrounds and walks of life. They are willing to do the right thing, no matter who is watching. They set an example of care and compassion in our communities. They may never have met before this event, but they are connected – by their character.

Our goal this year is to honor 20 Heroes and Student Heroes of Character in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Character Council serving Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana in our mission to foster character development in children and adults as a foundation for success. In order to accomplish this, we need your help! Nominate your Hero/es today – it’s very easy. See the tips below on how to create a great application, then click on the respective buttons at the bottom of this page to fill out the online form. 


Tips for a GREAT Heroes of Character Nomination:

  • The form requires contact information (phone, email, post address) for the nominee, nominee’s parents in the case of student nominations, and the nominator. Have these handy for an easy application!
  • Obtain permission from the nominee or nominee’s parents before nominating them. Once we announce the Heroes this makes for a much smoother process.
  • Ensure your statement of character connects with the Character Qualities. Need inspiration? Check out the page on All Character Qualities for the definitions of each.
  • We are always humbled when we read the nominations we receive, but there are a lot of them! Please clearly illustrate the character quality(-ies) demonstrated on a regular basis by the individual you are nominating. This also helps with adapting the nominations into the programs, as each nominee and Hero will have a paragraph on their nomination.


Nominators will be informed ahead of the general public if their nominee is chosen as a Hero. Nominators will be given a chance to set up auxiliary honorary events for their nominees (for example, at a school assembly or all-staff meeting) with a Character Council representative.


Questions? Need paper copies of the forms? Fill out the contact form below to be sent the printable versions of the applications.


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If you are interested in sponsoring the event, please email jschmucki@charactercincinnati.org

The Character Council is accepting nominations from all over the Tri-State area. Committees in different communities will choose the Heroes from their area based on the nominations received before the deadline. Click below for the Adult Hero Nomination form and the Student Hero Nomination form.